Glossary

A glossary of terms related to walking. Compiled by the community.

Glossary of walking art

There are 2 definitions in this directory beginning with the letter L.
Life-event walk
A walk undertaken to emplace, re-image and transform (in the smallest of ways) a life-event. Relates to pilgrimage undertaken for a rites-of-passage.
Submitted by: Louise Ann Wilson

Lonning or lonnin
Cumbrian dialect term for 'lane' - but a quite specific lane. Lonnings are usually about half a mile long, low level and often with a farm at the end. Many have specific names known only to the local villagers. Hence, Bluebottle Lonning, Lovers Lonning, Fat Lonning, Thin Lonning, Squeezy Gut Lonning or Dynamite Lonning. In the north-east the spelling is lonnen and seems to refer more to an alley than a country lane. The Scottish equivalent is 'loan'.
Submitted by: Alan Cleaver


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